Gratitude List 24/06/2019: Time

Gratitude List 24/06/2019

When in action, I always find time to feed my compulsions. My responsibilities are thrown out the window and with them goes my chances of living a happy, joyous and free life.

Why is it then, when in recovery, time seems to dissappear? Of course, as an addict in recovery I am more responsible. No longer am I dishonestly creating time to act out. I often told work “I need to pop to the bank” or text my girlfriend “Sorry, I have to do overtime”. Nowadays, when I should be at work, I’m at work. As such, some of the windows of time I used to have are now shut with this new found maturity.

I was once deviously clever with creating time. Now, I can still be clever, but in a sincere way. I have to, my life and happiness depend on it.

Today I am grateful I can create time by going to sleep later.

Today I am grateful I can create time by setting my alarm earlier.

Today I am grateful I can read and write whilst commuting to work.

Today I am grateful I can call if I’m driving (using hands free of course).

Today I am grateful to have an opportunity during my lunch break.

Today I am grateful I can read and write whilst commuting back home.

Life is life and it may not be possible to do all of the above but I have learnt to make use of the opportunities when they arise. If I procrastinate and leave it till the next opportunity, it may never materialise.

Today I am grateful I can choose to fill the voids in my evenings with recovery.

It doesn’t mean I can never watch TV, it doesn’t mean I can never go to the gym, it doesn’t mean I don’t get to spend quality time with my loved ones. But as my life and everything in it depends on whether I am clean and abstinent, I must choose to sacrifice things on a daily basis. It may mean I need to delay watching TV, it may mean I have to ask the kids to play in their room for a bit. If I’m clever and wise and make the most of my opportunities, I will still have plenty of time each day to enjoy life.

If I find myself struggling to fill these voids with something productive:

Today I am grateful I can recognise and admit when I am suffering with laziness or procrastination.

Today I am grateful I can hand over my will to my greater power and ask for His strength and guidance.

Today I am grateful I can surrender to His guidance when that ‘gut feeling’ tells me I should be doing something else.

Lastly, I mustn’t forget that doing recovery work is good for me!! It’s not a chore!

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Gratitude List 14/06/2019: Law of attraction – thank you!!

Gratitude List 14/06/2019

Law of attraction – thank you!!

Yet again, I found myself in a place full of wonderful like minded people last night – like a flock of geese flying in the same direction ;). There were so many strengths of character on display, I cannot begin to explain how much inspiration I get. Through the law of attraction, these strengths filter into me. All I have to do is take my seat, open my mind, listen and soak it up like a sponge.

Today I am grateful to witness honesty.

Today I am grateful to witness vulnerability.

Today I am grateful to witness acceptance.

Today I am grateful to witness courage.

Today I am grateful to witness wisdom.

Today I am grateful to witness humility.

Today I am grateful to witness spirituality.

Today I am grateful to witness faith.

Today I am grateful to witness hopefulness.

Today I am grateful to witness selflessness.

Today I am grateful to witness love and kindness.

Today I am grateful to witness unity.

How can I not get inspired after being around all of that? Love it!

👍🏻😊💪🏻🙏🏻❤

Gratitude List 13/06/2019: Resentments

Gratitude List 13/06/2019

Sometimes resentments arise. It’s life. How I react to them will have huge effect on the serenity and happiness of firstly myself and secondly those around me. Thankfully, through the steps, I have been given some valuable lessons in life.

Today I am grateful I am learning about feelings and emotions.

Today I am grateful I am learning about maturity.

Today I am grateful I am learning how to look at the part I played.

Today I am grateful I am learning how to use tolerance and consideration.

Today I am grateful I am learning how to forgive and love.

Today I am grateful I am learning how to ask for forgiveness.

Today I am grateful I am learning how to remain humble.

Today I am grateful I am learning how to accept people, places and things.

Today I am grateful I am learning how to take action and change the things I can.

Today I am grateful I am still learning.

💪🏻🙏🏻❤😊👍🏻

Gratitude List 03/06/2019: Good signs

Gratitude List 03/06/2019

Today I am grateful for the sleep in the corner of my eye, a sign of the good night’s sleep I had.

Today I am grateful for my slightly sore upper arms, a sign I spent most of yesterday out in the fresh air and sun.

Today I am grateful for my achey body, a sign that I did a solid workout at the gym.

Today I am grateful for the wild and frizzy hair style I am sporting this morning, a sign I had a hot shower.

Today I am grateful for the packed lunch in my bag, a sign that I took the time to prepare for the day.

Today I am grateful for my heavy bag, a sign that I am carrying my step work with me.

Today I am grateful I am in no rush, a sign that I got up and left on time.

Today I am grateful for my peace of mind, a sign that I have accepted the things I cannot change and had the courage to change the things I can.

Today I am grateful for the smile on my face, a sign that I am happy with who I am.

Today I am grateful I am doing this list, a sign that I am connected to the programme.

Gratitude List 02/06/2019

Gratitude List 02/06/2019Today I am grateful that despite there being some immaturity on display last night, there was also vast improvements.Today I am grateful I thought of others enjoying success and that put a smile on my face.Today I am grateful I am not hungover today – physically or emotionally. I still have that smile on my face. Today I am grateful for the trek around Trent Park today. Such a beautiful place and good to get the body moving.Today I am grateful for the meditation that was done at the end of it. It was great listening to the silence that surrounded nature’s calls. Today I am grateful for meeting up unexpectedly with some friends. A lovely catch up whilst sitting in the beautiful sunshine.Today I am grateful I was able to stop after one chocolate biscuit. Today I am grateful to be drinking more water these days. There is definitely a link and goes hand in hand with my compulsive eating. Today I am grateful my inventory has been guided to new levels and I am getting so much more from it. Today I am grateful I am using my first opportunity to do this list. My window of opportunity this morning was unexpectedly taken away so this was my next available void.👍🏻💪🏻❤🙏🏻😊

Gratitude List 13/05/2019: Sometimes I forget.

Gratitude List 13/05/2019

Sometimes I forget.

Today I am grateful I remembered I am never alone.

Today I am grateful to have a power greater than myself. A power that gives me acceptance when expectations arise.

Today I am grateful to have a power greater than myself. A power that gives me courage when fear creeps in.

Today I am grateful to have a power greater than myself. A power that gives me wisdom when there is choice.

Today I am grateful to have a power greater than myself. A power that gives me guidance through difficult times.

Today I am grateful to have a power greater than myself. A power that gives me tolerance when I am tested.

Today I am grateful to have a power greater than myself. A power that is all forgiving when things could’ve gone better.

Today I am grateful to have a power greater than myself. A power that lifts my obsession to feed any addictions.

Today I am grateful to have a power greater than myself. A power that is always there for me.

Today I am grateful to have a power greater than myself. A power that kicks my self-run ego’s arse!

🙏🏻😊👍🏻💪🏻❤

Gratitude List 03/05/2019: It’s okay

Gratitude List 03/05/2019

Today I am grateful it’s okay to not be okay.

Today I am grateful it’s okay to feel.

Today I am grateful to get things off my chest.

Today I am grateful to have the opportunity to do so.

Today I am grateful I don’t ignore and surpress.

Today I am grateful to go through the motions.

Today I am grateful to feel more serene today.

Today I am grateful I am filling the void.

Today I am grateful to have acceptance, courage and wisdom.

Today I am grateful for my ever-giving greater power’s.

Today I am grateful to be in recovery.